The Scientific & Moral Problem That Perplexes the World

Fear of atomic radiation—especially from the fallout from nuclear weapons tests—has touched nearly all "mankind. Neither scientists, statesmen nor churchmen agree about it.

Some aspects of the radiation problem are fairly clear; others are a disquieting mystery. Last week TIME asked U.S. and foreign scientists to give their views on the danger of radiation.

SCIENTISTS everywhere believe that the outcome of a major war employing nuclear weapons to maximum effect would be a planetary disaster. People all over the earth would die or be sickened or crippled by radioactive dust sifting down...

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